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What you need to know

CE Credits Online and Adams State University are pleased to offer you online professional development courses designed to improve teaching and student achievement.

Receiving Credit at Adams State University: Adams State University offers graduate credit for all CE Credits Online courses (500 level). Students must have a bachelor's degree to be eligible. After completing the online course, students register for ASU credit. The cost is $55 per credit hour.
Graduate Credit Instructions:

  1. Upon completion of your CE Credits Online course, register for ASU graduate credit from your student homepage. You will be directed to go the Adams State University website to register and pay for your credits.
  2. Once you request and pay for your credits, you will receive an official transcript from Adams State University in three to four weeks.
  • Standards-based
  • Asynchronous – start at any time
  • Self-paced – work at your own convenience
  • Completely online – no commuting, parking, missed classes and no dress code!
  • User friendly and engaging with numerous videos that model new strategies and skills
  • Facilitated by highly trained moderators, experienced in education
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CE Credits Online Anytime-Anywhere

  • Standards-based
  • University credits available*
  • Asynchronous – start at any time– 24/7
  • Self-paced – work at your own pace and convenience
  • Completely online – no commuting, parking, missed classes and no dress code
  • User friendly and engaging with numerous videos that model new strategies and skills

*University Credits: All CE Credits Online courses are eligible for University Credit. Please visit our University Affiliation page for more information. (University credit fees are additional)

We are affiliated with the Adams State University (ASU) located in Alamosa, Colorado.

Approved for graduate level semester credits

  • 45 hours = 3 semester credits
  • 30 hours = 2 semester credits
  • 15 hours = 1 semester credit

Receiving ASU Semester Credit: On or about the 1st and the 16th of every month CECO submits completion paperwork to ASU. The participant must register and pay $55 per credit on the ASU’s website. Once ASU receives the required paperwork and payment they will automatically send an official transcript to the participant within three to four weeks. Please visit our University Affiliation page for more information. (University credit fees are additional)

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Teaching English Language Learners: An Introduction

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CE Credits Online is pleased to announce it is launching the CE Credits Online Monthly Newsletter. Every month the newsletter will offer a discount on one or more CE Credits Online courses—often with savings that can amount to hundreds of dollars. The only way to receive these discounts (using a promotional code) is to receive the newsletter. The newsletter is free and will have various features we believe will be of interest to all educators.

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Why Choose CE Credits Online

CE Credits Online has been providing continuing education credits to K-12 educators since 2002. Our courses are offered nationwide, serving the professional learning needs of thousands of K-12 educators. Our courses are:

  • Standards-based
  • High-quality online professional learning courses designed to improve teaching and student achievement.
  • 100% online - no commuting, no missed classes, and no dress code.
  • Self-paced courses, offering participants the flexibility to work anytime, anywhere, 24/7.
  • Facilitated by highly trained moderators, experienced in education 
  • User-friendly and engaging with numerous videos that model new strategies & skills 
  • All CE Credit Online courses are eligible for University Credits (for an additional fee) through our university affiliates. Please visit our University Affiliation page for more information.

Our courses cover a variety of instructional areas and meet the needs of many educator groups, including;

  • Reading / Language Arts
  • Instructional Strategies
  • English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Transforming Instruction with Technology
  • Classroom and Behavior Management
  • Creating Effective Learning Environments
  • Beginning Teachers
  • Special Education
  • Counseling
  • Support Staff
Reviews
  • This course was tremendously useful and helped to validate my current style of teaching. The more I have taught, the more I have become convinced that units of study must be thematic. In particular, Stoller and Grabe's Six-T's approach was quite valuable in creating a systematic approach to organizing content-based units. While I have naturally moved towards this shift in education anyhow, when teaching struggling readers, and now in teaching ESL students, it was great to gather specific tools on how to reinforce this style of teaching with some concrete tools. I also have been a firm believer of not just using one textbook to teach a course; using authentic texts is so much more meaningful, relevant and engaging for students as it zeroes in on ability, interest, and can still be aligned to state standards. I loved all the specific designed lesson ideas about how to embed vocabulary and grammar into a lesson without teaching the skills in isolation. Again- very useful. I plan to use many of the ideas to create a balance between content and language learning in my classroom.

    What a participant from Colorado said about Content-based Instructional Strategies for ELL
  • I really appreciated the ability to move at my own pace during this course. I actually only needed the credit to fulfill an endorsement. My background is in literacy. It was nice to show my knowledge quickly, but at the same time I learned quite a few new concepts!                                

    What a participant from Colorado said about Content-based Instructional Strategies for ELL
  • I found this course incredibly very well organized, with very useful information, and thoughtful advice from the moderator. It was well planned and valuable. I appreciate the focus on organization and documentation going into such conferences. I will incorporate the templates provided into my current documentation. I will utilize the Safety, Order and Rights value set in my teaching and share this with my administrators as a valuable foundation piece. The seven steps presented will provide me and my colleagues with a valuable framework to organize effective parent conferences.

    What a participant from Colorado said about Conducting the Parent Conference
  • I feel that the Safety, Order and Rights value set is something that almost any educator or even administrator could get on board with. It's simple, and it emphasizes the need for classroom behavior to promote learning in all students. In my experience, I know that the script for giving directives is effective and will remain an important part of my classroom management.

    What a participant from Colorado said about Giving Directives That Students Will Follow
  • Wow! I really enjoyed this course. The availablity for me to work at my own pace over the summer was just what I needed. I really enjoyed the format that was used in the lessons that were presented. The refresher course on the history of education and the impact that leaders have had on our educational system was very intersting to me. There is so much that you forget after you have graduated from college and moved out into the working environment. It was a trip going down memory lane to go back and think through the theories of great minds such as those of Piaget, Maslow, Erickson, Vygotsky, Gardner and Kohlberg. I still struggle with the No Child Left Behind law. I live and teach in Alaska. Our geographics is much different from that of other states. There are many communities (villages) and teachers within these communities that struggle to meet the requirements for this law. I do appreciate this being a topic that was touched upon at the end of this course. Thank you.

    What a participant from Alaska said about Today's Classroom: Foundations of and Current Trends in Education
  • Although the one student I work one-on-one with as a teacher and counselor is in the Emotionally Handicap Program (now titled "The Comprehensive Support Program"), the setting up part of classroom rules lessons work well with my student. I know, as mentioned in the lessons, that this program was not designed for the extreme cases I work with but know that a very good portion can be applied for such special needs students. I have spoke to some colleagues about this program and will recommend it to them. I did enjoy taking this course. I felt very at ease with it. I like how I could go back and re-read certain parts of the lessons with ease. This course was very user-friendly.                                

    What a participant from Arizona said about Stopping Disruptive Behavior
  • I really enjoyed the videos. They were very well done and easy to follow and understand. I could take what I learned and apply it immediately to my own instruction.                                  

    What a participant from Arizona said about Transforming Math Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems
  • This course really had me evaluate where I am currently in my teaching. I liked how I was able to consider my students in response to the course information. This course helped me make changes in how I am setting up my classroom lessons to better help my students and I am already seeing improvements in my relationships with students and their relationship with the material. The moderator's further questions helped me focus better on the material and to specify my response to the questions.                                

    What a participant from Arizona said about Maximizing Engagement of All Learners
  • I have enjoyed learning some new strategies for teaching problem solving and look forward to incorporating them into my instruction the remainder of this year, as well as with a fresh group of students from the beginning of the year next year. One element that resounded strongly with me was Polyps four steps for problem solving. I found it enlightening to learn how to improve upon an instructional strategy that I thought I was already using. The clarity and simplicity of the process helps me to help my students to dig deeper into the problems, incorporate previous learning, and have a plan for moving forward with their solution. Another learning experience I appreciated dealt with extending word problems. I never thought it could be so easy to give students multiple opportunities to solve similar problems, not to mention the opportunities to differentiate. What a great way to get the most bang for your buck when teaching kids to recognize the structure of word problems. There are many other elements of this course that I have embraced to help kids to dig deeper, and understand more.I will continue to use the four steps for problem solving and extensions daily, and I will continue to work to help them become better "math writers".

    What a participant from California said about Improving English Language Learner Instruction through the Use of Technology
  • This is my first time using CE Credits online and I was very impressed. The material was very informative and helpful and easy to navigate through. I will definitely take another course!!                                

    What a participant from California said about Conducting the Parent Conference